s.t.o.p. Restaurant Supply
s.t.o.p. Restaurant Supply play a vital part in the restaurant industry throughout Ontario and Eastern Canada. The company has serviced the restaurant industry’s equipment needs for over 20 years from its Kitchener and Sudbury, Ont. locations, from an exhaustive catalogue of kitchen small wares with integral customer service and built-in value adds.
s.t.o.p. Restaurant Supply is a private entity headed by President Boyd Blackwell. Under his guidance, the company has garnered an enviable client roster of major international fast food chains, independent restaurants, schools, retirement homes, hospitals, and any organization with a commercial kitchen.
A strong partnership with Flanigan Foodservice allows shipment to Flanigan customers over its food distribution system, reaching customers throughout Ontario and parts of Quebec as quickly as a day. The company has built a reputation on customer service and quick turnaround.
“We have sophisticated integrated inventory software that our customers can easily access,” says Blackwell. “We have secure online ordering sites, which allows them to purchase the exact produce they need for their building aspect by their head office, and allows us to provide price effective goods that meet their quality standards.”
Blackwell has seen computer technology software grow. “We believe that the software available to your customer from inventory record keeping to cost efficient planning is critical to providing for years coming.”
Not only does s.t.o.p Restaurant Supply provide small wares (items such as tongs, french fry baskets, trays, glass ware, and so on) to the restaurant industry, but it also has a retail component whereby customers looking for commercial quality brands can buy the industry standard. This accounts for 10 to 15 per cent of the company’s business.
Expert in Energy Efficiency
s.t.o.p. Restaurant Supply’s longevity is due to Blackwell and his team’s ability to foresee what its customers want and need for their commercial kitchen needs. Today, that means offering clients leading energy efficient inventory.
“Providing those types of products in the future is very critical to the equipment industry,” says Blackwell. “Environmentally friendly has become a major opportunity as customers are looking for more energy efficient products to use in their kitchens. This means less gas consumption, less energy consumption while providing the same or more volume than their previous equipment.”
s.to.p. Restaurant Supply has in turn sourced the best equipment to provide both ease and consistency of use with maximum energy efficiency. “They use a smaller footprint, energy conscious and water consumption is a major issue in cooking and dishwashing equipment.
“Everything towards improving your use of the environment/natural resources is critical today,” Blackwell continues. “Restaurant equipment providers must keep their customers aware of that. We feel with technology on our software to make getting our orders easy we also feel dedicated to getting our customers the best information out there today.”
s.t.o.p Restaurant Supply not only helps its customers find the best equipment for their needs, it also helps them with safe food handling training, server drink training and utilizing government grants on, for example, the use of energy-efficient machinery. “We also hold shows and the next service we are providing is helping them use the Internet to draw customers.”
Currently, the company is open to expansion within Canada based on its established logistic and distribution network success in Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces, and is focused on serving its customers’ daily needs.
“We will continue to grow by offering state-of-the-art technology for customers, ease of service with us,” says Blackwell. “We will continue to look for opportunities to acquire existing businesses in the restaurant equipment industry.”